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Teaching Post-Doctoral Fellow

Bryant University
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Salary in commensurate with the NIH guidelines for Postdoctoral Researchers
Closing date
Oct 26, 2022
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Bryant University is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Our new strategic plan, Vision 2030 , sets a trajectory for the next decade through academic excellence, outstanding student life, competitive athletics and student outcomes among the nation’s top 1% for ROI.

A grant-funded teaching postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Scaplen within the Department of Psychology and the newly established School of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Bryant University. The Scaplen Laboratory studies neural circuitry mechanisms of memory for natural and alcohol reward using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and a combination of behavioral, neurogenetic, and fluorescent imaging techniques. The candidate will contribute to these research questions and is encouraged to develop independent research projects in line with the overarching research focus of the Principal Investigator.

The candidate will also receive pedagogical training while teaching 1-2 courses per semester within the Department of Psychology and Health Science Program and engage in meaningful mentoring relationships with students in an undergraduate-powered lab.

This position is most suitable for a candidate interested in ultimately obtaining a faculty position at a primarily undergraduate institution. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds and a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education and research.

Candidate must have a doctoral level degree in neurobiology, neuroscience, biology, psychology, or related field at the time of hire and an interest in teaching undergraduates at a primarily undergraduate institution. Preference will be given to candidates with experience addressing research questions using the Drosophila melanogaster model system.  Preference will also be given to candidates with experience in Drosophila genetics, optogenetics, and in vivo imaging methods, but highly motivated candidates with alternate experience are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to basic research with strong communication skills and analytical skills, including statistical analysis of data using R, Python, Matlab, or SPSS. Candidate should have a strong background in behavior, genetics, cell biology, and/or molecular biology.



Bryant University's distinctive multi-disciplinary curriculum integrates business with the arts and sciences, a global perspective, and a focus on character and ethics. Through this combination of scholarly rigor, expansive thinking,and meaningful practice, students gain a deep understanding of their chosen disciplines as well as the interconnectedness of nations and cultures, which prepares them to address the emerging needs of industry and society. A Bryant education conveys not just knowledge but values; develops not just technical skills but critical thinking and reasoning ability in a global context; and inspires not just competence but the qualities of character and leadership and a culture of service to others. This transformational education inspires and empowers students to truly make a difference in the world. Bryant is also dedicated to the success of our faculty and staff, and the school provides excellent benefits, training, and support so that individual talents may flourish for the benefit of its students. Bryant's academic and technological excellence and innovation foster the development of individuals so each can reach his or her personal best in life and their profession. The University is located approximately 15 minutes from Providence and one hour from Boston
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